Technologies to secure WiFi network already available: experts

Technologies to secure WiFi network already available: experts


New Delhi: As security agencies scramble to shield WiFi networks in the country, experts say that securing such connections is very simple and such technologies -- both-built security functionality by default which can be activated at no extra cost. By ensuring some simple steps, you can minimize the risk of your WiFi being misused or hacked", Niraj Kaushik, country manager for India and SAARC, Trend Micro, an internet security software manufacturer said.

A WiFi router generally comes with a default pre-configured password generally starting with the manufacturer’s name and you must change this password to one specific to your choice. One should also remove the broadcast functionality from the router, so that the network remains invisible to casual unwanted users, Kaushik adds.

WiFi equipment manufactures admit to there being security gaps in wireless networks but assure of being well placed in terms of technology to curb the misuse.

As wireless security remains a leading concern for enterprises, “we have acquired a leading Wireless LAN (WLAN) security provider for greater security to wireless LAN networks," Kathy Paladino, president Motorola Enterprise Mobility business said.

“Industry compliance requirements and heightended security awareness have fuelled the need for comprehensive compliance, enforcement forensics and reporting, which is offered by us," Motorola Enterprise WLAN division VP and GM Sujai Hajela said.

Describing the features of a secure WiFi network, Hajela said, “with built-in forensic support the wireless IPS provides powerful tools for standards compliance."